Industrial Training is a core component to the FAS learning experience. By sending students for internships and attachments in companies around Malaysia, the module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to:

Discover and familiarize themselves with professional requirements, work culture, and discipline

Observe real-life practices and apply the technical skills they have learned in authentic settings

Develop soft skills such as leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills in a working environment .

The attachment is also a great opportunity for students to test out the companies and/or industries they will be working in in the near future, as well as for companies to identify potential future employ 


The FAS IA Committee has implemented a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Industrial Training module. For further information, please refer to the WBLE.


The Industrial Training module is offered to students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) undergoing the English, Advertising, Psychology, Journalism, and Public Relations degree programmes. The module is offered twice a year - January and May, and the duration of each module is 13 weeks at the workplace. On the 14th week, students are required to conduct an oral presentation on campus.


Organisations that are interested in offering opportunities to FAS students, wish to learn more about partnerships with UTAR, or would like to negotiate existing terms may contact 

Dr. Noew Hooi San
Deputy Dean (Industrial Training & Student Development)
Tel: +605-468 8888 (ext 1023)

Industrial Training Dates

January 2019 trimester 

Industrial training period:
7th January to  8th April 2019  ( 13 weeks)

Industrial training visitation:
4th March to 31st March  2019

Oral presentation:
8th April to 12th April 2019
May 2019 trimester
Industrial training period: 
20th May to 18th August 2019 (13 weeks)

Industrial training visitation: 
15th July to 19th August 2019 done

Oral presentation:
19th August to 23rd August 2019 done
Note: The Oral Presentation is a key component of the Industrial Training unit. Attendance is compulsory for all participating students, and absenteeism can result in failing the unit.

Industrial Training Documents

The following are the documents relevant to various stages of the Industrial Attachment. Students are advised to make photocopies of any signed documents to be handed to examiners and/or the FGO, and keep the originals for themselves

  1. Industrial Training Steps and Guidelines
  2. Company Verification Letter
  3. Company Acceptance Letter
  4. Indemnity Letters 
  5. Academic Advisor Approval Letter
  6. Confirmation of Placement Letter
  7. Academic Staff Visitation Report
  8. Two-Week Report
  9. Student Appraisal Form
  10. Oral Presentation Evaluation Rubric
  11. Final Report Cover Page
  12. CD Label and Assessment Marks

FAS Industry Interaction Day

Open to fresh graduates, soon-to-be graduates and undergraduates the opportunity to meet with people from the industries to determine their future career choice through company profiles, experience, employee benefit and other employment requirement details necessary to increase their chances of getting hired. Furthermore, the programme provides students with the opportunity to secure him or herself a chance for immediate employment, securing them an official position in the company even before they complete their finals

Date : 08 August 2019 done
Time : 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue : Block A (Multipurpose Hall, A003 and A009)